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4 comments | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My latest piece for The Huffington Post on rapper The Game's controversial and inaccurate statements regarding gay men and HIV/AIDS transmission.OUTing The Industry:It's Not A Game. Feel free to join the discussion here and on Huffington Post.


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September 14, 2011 4:06 PM

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Comments by The Game and some others, in my opinion, aren’t necessarily meant to be proactively hurtful. In fact, I believe The Game was being genuine. The problem with this, which is the same problem that occurs with other disparate groups, is that individuals have a lack of knowledge and understanding regarding their sentiments. The Game has a lack of sensitivity and awareness toward the lgbt community, as evidenced by his comments about the spread of AIDS/HIV.

Every year during the month of June (during National LGBT Awareness Month), my employer puts on these educational programs and brings in guest speakers in an attempt to get folks to embrace a diversity mindset. We do the same for other groups too (etc, Black History Month, Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month, Hispanic American Month, etc.). Though there are always going to be bigots, at least this sort of awareness campaign helps those who are concerned about and unaware of their own biases to develop more sensitivities about them.

I wish there could be a means for people like The Game and other celebrities, who can easily reach millions of people, to promote these types of awareness campaigns about embracing the lgbt community. Telling people that the spread of AIDS and HIV is perpetuated by DL men is a point of view that is irresponsible to spread. Plenty of men who are not DL contract and spread HIV. There is still an enormous ignorance about the disease and those who are visible to the masses need to do more to ameliorate that ignorance.

September 19, 2011 12:27 PM

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The Game is a gangbanger and a drug dealer. He's also a has-been rapper. Why would anyone care what this guy thinks?

September 23, 2011 4:11 AM

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Individuals who know they are infected should take steps to protect
their partners. The sad part also many MSM are unaware of their status and may unknowingly be transmitting the virus to others.
Additionally, some MSM may make false assumptions or have inaccurate information about their partner’s HIV status.
It is critical to ensure that sexually active MSM get tested for HIV at least annually, or more frequently as needed.

July 01, 2012 12:43 PM


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